Aeromaster 48-475: Midnight Widows pt III

Units: Various




Scott Van Aken

Despite its age, the Monogram P-61 Black Widow is still a very popular model. Not the easiest to build, yet it has a loyal following and is one kit that has pretty well been in continuous production since it was initially released. A good idea of just how popular it is, is that just about every aftermarket sheet made for it has sold out rather quickly.

This sheet has three planes on it in varying camo schemes and equipment.

First is an OD over Neutral Grey version from the 6th NFS on Saipan in 1944. Named 'Nightie Mission' there is some discrepancy as to the color of the outfit on the figure so both pink and blue are provided. Note the fiberglass nose and the inclusion of the upper turret.

Next is a gloss black 548 NFS plane, 'The Spook'. This aircraft operated from Iwo Jima in August 1945 and has red spinners and cowl flaps. You'd use the provided red data on this one.

Finally, from the European theater, is 'Tennessee Ridge Runner' from the 422nd NFS in late 1944. It is in OD over Neutral Grey and does not have an upper turret. Note the rather unusual black nose on this one. It also has anti-icing strips on the leading edges and D-Day stripes on the lower booms.

There are enough data markings for one full aircraft and enough insignia for two.

Review sheet courtesy of me.

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